GDPR Update #2 – Draft privacy statement

Posted on Apr 28 , 2018 in News

This statement (28th April 2018) states our draft revision of our privacy policy, will be updated in line with new guidance as it becomes available, and will come into force on 25th May 2018.

To read this statement click here -> St Paul’s parish, GDPR privacy statement, draft 28Apr18
This draft is based on the privacy notice written and published by our colleagues in St Alban’s parish, Macclesfield. Our thanks to them.


Pentecost Party for Young People – 24th May 2018

Posted on Apr 25 , 2018 in News

EXPLORE: Revival – a Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team night of music and fun!
If you are in Year 6 or at Secondary school and love music then this event is for you. Join the SYMT team for a night of fun, uplifting music, inspiring talks, prayer and food! We start with a time of games and then move into some praise and worship. From 7-8.30pm on Thursday 24th.

Parishioners are more than welcome to attend this event and join in.

More information, click here -> Explore Revival

What: EXPLORE: Revival #aintnopartylikeapentecostparty
It’s time for a celebration! It’s time for a Pentecost party! As a Church we celebrate Pentecost on the 20th May so we’re having a full week of celebrations!!!! After all it is the Church’s Birthday! So Explore Revival is an event with young people in mind. An evening of contemporary worship music, a short reflection from the SYMT Team, guided prayer and FREE DOUGHNUTS!

Where: St Alban’s Church, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8DJ

Why: Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. We are going to be taking Pope Francis’ advice and be Christians of joy and celebration, we are not going to look as if we have come from a funeral. At this event we are going to laugh, sing, be joyful and give you a chance to explore your faith!

When: May 24th 2018.

Who: Great for young people in Secondary School, but also for those in Yr 6. The whole Parish is also welcome to join us.

Time: 7.00-8.30pm.

[24 May 2018]


GDPR update #1: Your personal details on our parish list

Posted on Apr 14 , 2018 in News

Interim plans for St Paul’s parish

We want to make sure that you, our parishioners and supporters, can continue to call on the parish team for support. To do this we need your opt-in consent to keep your details on our parish contact lists. This allows us to contact you, primarily when you need our support, and also very occasionally for us to send you parish information.

We plan to compile this parish contact list by using the “Parish Census” cards that were  completed in 2017 by many parishioners for the “Our Mission Together” initiative. Obviously we would like to bring this list up to date, so if you did not complete a card or wish to update your details, please print and complete the attached form > Parish census consent card v1 and then return it to the parish office at:
St Paul’s Church
33 Bulkeley Road
Cheshire SK12 1NR.

If you wish not to be on the parish list any longer, and do not want any support or communications from the parish, please contact the parish office so that we can remove your details from the list and destroy your parish census record card.


We are awaiting detailed specific guidance from the Diocese of Shrewsbury (who hold our data protection registration) on what our parish needs to do to achieve compliance around handling of your personal information. This guidance is expected from the Diocese at the end of April 2018, and the parish team recognises this will result in considerable effort needed to achieve compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations that will apply from the 25th May 2018.

You will be pleased to know that our associated organisations, the St Vincent de Paul team, the Catenians, St Pauls Primary School, St Pauls Pre-School and All Hallows Academy have all received appropriate guidance, and are working on achieving their compliance.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force in the UK on the 25th May 2018, and will affect all organisations, including churches, which store personal information about individuals.

The Regulation is designed to give individuals more rights when it comes to how their information is gathered, stored and used. It will build on current Data Protection legislation to ensure that all organisations are acting transparently and fairly when it comes to personal information. The GDPR aims to ensure an individual’s right to make sure their data is held securely, correctly, and in a manner which is easily accessible and is under one of GDPR’s six lawful bases, one of which is consent.

This regulation is a new legal framework from the European Union and won’t be affected by the UK leaving the EU. There is currently a new Data Protection Bill (2017) before Parliament, which will bring the UK’s own Data Protection legislation into line with GDPR. This Bill will come into force on the same day as GDPR: the 25th of May, 2018. You can read more about the Data Protection Bill here.